9780521424066-0521424062-Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation (Literature, Culture, Theory)

Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation (Literature, Culture, Theory)

ISBN-13: 9780521424066
ISBN-10: 0521424062
Author: Genette, Gerard
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 456 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780521424066
ISBN-10: 0521424062
Author: Genette, Gerard
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 456 pages

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Acknowledged authors Genette, Gerard wrote Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation (Literature, Culture, Theory) comprising 456 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0521424062 and 9780521424066. Since then Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation (Literature, Culture, Theory) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Paratexts are those liminal devices and conventions, both within and outside the book, that mediate between book, author and reader: titles, forewords and publishers' jacket copy form part of a book's private and public history. In this first English translation of Paratexts, Gérard Genette offers a global view of these liminal mediations and their relation to the reading public. With precision, clarity and through wide reference, he shows how paratexts interact with general questions of literature as a cultural institution. Richard Macksey's foreword situates Genette in contemporary literary theory.

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